Helminths. A round worm. Includes D. immitis, the dog heartworm and D. tenuis in raccoons, D. ursi in bears, D. subdermata in porcupines, and D. repens in European dog and cat.
Humans are infected with Dirofilaria larvae by mosquito bites
D. immitis: lung nodules, which can mimic pulmonary infection with eosinophilia but are usually asymptomatic coin lesions, the others cause subcutaneous nodules, often without eosinophilia.
Cold steel i.e. cut it out.
Last update: 05/05/18